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Comment: Personal email vs Social Email (Score 1) 239

by Maarek (#43020887) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Identity Theft Attempt In Progress; How To Respond?

Most people only have 1 account. But you shoul hdave more then one.

Holding account purchases: main email that is your backup and used to hold online purchases for Amazon and other sites.
personal: used for friends and family
social: used on message boards and social networks.

if one is compromised, it will not affect the others.

Comment: Idea and media makes profit (Score 2, Insightful) 101

by Maarek (#33055168) Attached to: How Google Trends & News Pollute the Web

These guys got lucky and hope to keep going with their chocolate idea. The only thing is that they need to keep their idea going. By being near the top of Google's search list, they will make money until it wavers. The CNN news story is the ground breaking story, now they would need to advertise on Television and maybe make an appearance on a show for a few minutes to make a huge profit for the company to survive on.

Comment: Carriers Require an ID anyways (Score 1) 615

by Maarek (#32366122) Attached to: Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

All carriers require an ID to obtain a prepaid. The system will not allow the person to put anything in... well unless they were bribed to do that so the number would be untraceable. The result would be a legal address to the someone that actually didn't live there. Other then that carriers like AT&T & Verizon Wireless require the person's information before they can activate the account.

One problem with this law. The phone numbers will be outdated even the IMEI number. Customers can switch numbers and phones faster then a cop can trace them. Especially GSM phones, since the IMEI (traced ID number) can be switched to a new phone just be switching the SIM card.

Or just activate another SIM card. It's that easy ($10) for a SIM card. All it takes is someone greedy at the cell phone store to accept the changes without letting anyone else know.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.